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Book reviews: New from Howard Jacobson, Victor Sebestyen, Susan Jonusas and Keiran Goddard

Budapest: Between East and West by Victor SebestyenOrion, 432 pages, £25 When Gustav Mahler was appointed conductor of the Royal Opera House in Budapest in 1888, he became so hated that two of the tenors challenged him to a duel. It’s unclear how, if there were two and only one of him, it could be […]

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TikTok book reviews fuel growth for Harry Potter publisher

Chief executive Nigel Newton told The Standard: “It’s not just about driving sales, but huge sales. Books that are 10 years old become bestsellers. Videos posted with the hashtag #booktok total 58.2 billion views on TikTok, with users filming themselves reviewing their favorite books and swapping recommendations. Videos are a way for readers “to express […]

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Review: Mapping a True Adventure | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile” by Candice Millard, Doubleday, 349 pages, $32.50. Candice Millard’s latest book, “River of the Gods,” is set to become an early nominee for next year’s One Book-One Lincoln selection. Millard’s previous book, “Hero of the Empire”, […]

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Two thrillers revolve around treacherous female friendships – Sun Sentinel

“The House Across the Lake” by Riley Sager. Dutton, 368 pages, $27 Whether we admit it or not, voyeurism is a kind of national pastime. How else to explain our fascination with reality television, courtroom television — particularly involving two bitter celebrity ex-spouses — or even social media. Perhaps the ultimate voyeurism is Alfred Hitchcock’s […]

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Monastic Strategies, Book Reviews: A Conversation with Mark Dowd

A conversation with Mark Dowd I posted a review on My tsunami trip by Marc Dowd a few weeks ago, just before Easter. Reading Mark’s book piqued my interest and curiosity. I checked his website and looked at what else he had written. Mark has written another book and several television productions. What I learned […]

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Review: A WWI thriller | Book reviews and short stories

MALCOLM FORBES Star Tribune “Two Storm Wood” by Philip Gray; WW Norton & Company, 352 pages, $28.95. Many novels are set in the final days or aftermath of World War II, especially among the rubble and ruins of a defeated Berlin. In contrast, novelists dealing with the First World War tend to avoid the end […]

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Hesson: Children’s Book Reviews of the Month for June

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this page. Content of the article By Joanna McClintick, illustrated by Juana Medina (Candlewick Press) With colorful illustrations and rhyming text, this picture book is an informative look at inclusion and gives a […]

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Welcome to this month’s book reviews from the Kemps team

Welcome to this month’s book reviews from the team at Kemps Bookstore in Malton. James Runcie is an award-winning filmmaker, playwright and literary curator. He is the author of twelve novels translated into twelve languages, including the seven books of the Grantchester Mysteries series. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. The […]

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The latest from Mieko Kawakami and more

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Book reviewers Cameron Woodhead and Fiona Capp take a look at new fiction and non-fiction releases. Here are their reviews. Fiction selection of the week Credit: All night loversMieko Kawakami, Picador, $32.99 Fuyuko is a 34-year-old moth-like copy editor who leads a secluded life. Without a partner, […]

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C’mon, C’mon, Do the ‘Locomotion’: Two Train Book Reviews

I’ve always loved trains, but I don’t think I noticed how much until we had kids. Two out of three of my boys loved trains when they were little, and even today their favorite mode of transportation is rail. Recently my youngest and I shared, for bedtime reading, the book by MG Leonard and Sam […]

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Houston teacher resigns as video shows grades being swapped for book reviews

A high school teacher in Spring, Texas, quit after allegedly telling his students they would get a passing grade for buying his book and viewing it online. On Friday, TikTok user tizzyent shared a photo of a chalkboard from inside a classroom at York Junior High School, where teacher Brandon Downing was offering students a […]

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Book reviews: New titles by Kris Manjapra, Karolina Ramqvist and Emilie Pine

Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation by Kris ManjapraAllen Lane, 256 pages, £20 According to Kris Manjapra, professor of history at Tufts University, while the period from 1780 to 1880 saw the end of centuries of enslavement of African people, former slaves did not gain any. In […]

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Everyday Roots Book Reviews – Does It Work As Advertised?

You may want to live a more natural and healthier life by reducing the use and consumption of chemicals. This can include simple allergy and cold remedies or even household and cosmetic products that you may not be entirely sure of their ingredients. Presentation of the Everyday Roots eBook, a 350+ page guide to a […]

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Baseball Book Reviews: What Should Fans Do When Their Team Is Bad (On Many Levels)?

Rethinking fandom: How to beat the sports-industrial complex at its own game By Craig Calcaterra Publication of the belt 232 pages I got off to a bad start Rethinking fandom: How to beat the sports and industrial complex at its own game. Here is the passage that shocked me, which is on the second page […]

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The latest St Neots Waterstones book reviews

Published: 11:00 a.m. May 8, 2022 Noah’s Gold by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight, both reviewed by Teresa Knight. The Office of Premonitions – Sam Knight Sam Knight’s Office of Premonitions – Credit: Waterstones In 1966, a psychiatrist named John Barker created the Office of Premonitions. In a true-life story worthy […]

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Brazilian prison inmates shorten sentence by writing book reviews

A publisher in Brazil, called Editora Carambaia, recently mounted the most unusual marketing campaign. They teamed up with a teacher who is doing an amazing job at a local prison helping inmates form a book club. Carambaia then began donating a wide variety of books to the prison. This book club helped inmates develop their […]

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Football, religion and violence merge in dark beginnings; new magic series entertains – Sun Sentinel

‘I don’t know hard’ by Eli Cranor. Crime of Soho, 336 pages, $24.95 Across the country, in big and small towns, the obsession with football is sometimes religious. These Friday night vigils are given a compelling noir approach in Eli Cranor’s debut album “Don’t Know Tough,” in which idealism, small-town politics, angst, religion, violence and, […]

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West Branch Elementary students share book reviews in new initiative | News

MORRISDALE — An idea at West Branch Elementary started with social media and 12 words: “Looking to get kids to read or review your book? Email me.” Ashley White, a reading specialist, helped start an initiative at the school. She was looking for ways to engage students in English-related topics. “We really need to find […]

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PR Book Reviews: ‘Listening Still’ offers a meditation on life, death | Opinion

The odds are as follows: 1 star = a snoozer. 2 stars = lukewarm. 3 stars = friendly. 4 stars = Excellent. 5 stars = A triumph. ★ ★ ★ ★ “Still Listening” Anne Griffin’s memorable novel “Listening Still” is an enduring portrait of the meaning of the afterlife. Jeanie Masterson can talk to the […]

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Children’s Book Reviews: A Trio of Stories That Explore the Meaning of Love

By Cyrisse Jaffee Three looks at love that can help spark interesting conversations about what love means in children’s lives. What is love? by MacBarnet. Illustrated by Carson Ellis. Books of chronicles, 2021. See you soon by Mariame Kaba. Illustrated by Bianca Diaz. Haymarket Books, 2022. Wrinkles by JR. Text by Julie Pugeat. Phaidon Press, […]

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Review: Don Winslow begins crime family trilogy in Providence | book reviews

Depending on how you count it, this fast-paced and complex novel about Rhode Island’s criminal gangs dates back decades or millennia. Novelist Don Winslow says that when he studied military history in college, he noted parallels with themes from Greek classics such as the “Iliad” and “Odyssey” as well as family tragedies from the Greek […]

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Review: United Tales China, United States | Book reviews and short stories

CORY OLDWEILER Star Tribune “Thank You, Mr. Nixon” by Gish Jen; Alfred A. Knopf, 272 pages, $28. “Thank You, Mr. Nixon,” Gish Jen’s first collection of fictional shorts in over 20 years, is a jewel box of creativity and a joy to discover. Through 11 synergistic stories about interconnected families, Gish creates a kind of […]

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Review: Novel’s St. Louis lawyer suffers physical and professional attack | book reviews

Note: The novel will go on sale this fall. Author JD Trafford grew up in St. Louis before earning a law degree. It’s no surprise, then, that he sets his legal thriller “Merchants Bridge” in St. Louis, with a lawyer in the lead role. The lawyer, Graydon “Gray” Wendt, returns to his car on a […]

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Review: Hard-hitting book, important subject | Book reviews and short stories

J. KEMPER CAMPBELL Star Tribune “Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now” by Jeff Yang, Phil Yu and Philip Wang, Mariner Books, 484 pages, $28.99. “Rise,” by Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, and Philip Wang is the most physically unique book of 2022 and would have to be experienced in the […]

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Review: ‘Left on Tenth’, a funny, poignant and magical memoir | book reviews

After the death of Delia Ephron’s husband, she wrote a New York Times article about the battle to reactivate her internet service after Verizon disconnected it with her late spouse’s landline. The humorous op-ed about Ephron’s hellish encounter with the phone company elicited many responses, including a sympathetic email from a man she had briefly […]

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The library book examines an ongoing issue at LASD | Local News

Two committees, representing the Littlestown Area School District (LASD) and whose members will remain hidden from the public at least for now, have denied a request to remove 35 books from the high school library. A district parent says the books are pornographic and offensive to students. The parent, Janell Ressler, submitted 35 “reading reports” […]

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Book reviews – The Wire

The land of stories: The Wish Spell Author: Chris Colfer Pages: 438 The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell tells the story of two siblings, Alex and Connor, as they embark on a fairy tale adventure. It begins after they stumble into a book of fairy tales given to them by their grandmother (who isn’t […]

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State agency offers guidance on school library book reviews

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Education Agency has provided school districts with a new model policy for reviewing library materials under Governor Greg Abbott, who sent a letter to the state agency last November expressing his concern that schoolchildren were being exposed to pornographic content. materials in libraries. What do you want to know The […]

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The Bookshelf: Book Reviews: The “Island of Fog” Series | Lifestyles

Last weekend, the library hosted our third annual Author Festival. It was awesome! We had 27 authors installed in the library. I want to thank them all for participating and making this event so wonderful. I took a little trip down memory lane during this event and that’s what brings me to the book, or […]

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Review: Mysteries and myths bind mothers and daughters across generations | book reviews

THE LOST BOOK OF ELEANOR DARE. By Kimberly Brock. Harper Muse. 464 pages. $26.99. “The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare,” Georgia Author of the Year Award-winning second novel by Kimberly Brock (“The River Witch”), is a love letter to mother-daughter relationships and the power that storytelling entails. -even has in shaping our identities — and […]

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Review: Examination of a sick system | Book reviews and short stories

MCIHAEL SCHAUB Star Tribune “Cost of Living: Essays” by Emily Maloney; Henry Holt and Co., 240 pages, $27.99. America is in the midst of a health care crisis, and it’s even worse than you probably think. Not only are hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, but healthcare workers are leaving their jobs in alarming numbers. And […]

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Review: An Electrifying Companion to Pulitzer Prize-Winning ‘Goon Squad’ | book reviews

Halfway through Jennifer Egan’s “The Candy House,” you might wonder, “Why don’t the novels come with an index?” A “sister novel” – by Egan – to its Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Visit From the Goon Squad”, this book takes a similar form, with a considerable number of closely related characters passing through different configurations in interwoven […]

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Book Reviews: Juggle ‘Secret Guides’ to Glasgow, Paris and Los Angeles

The latest additions to the series of insider’s guides to the world’s major cities include a wealth of engineering and technology, and offer a feast for the mind and soul. The ongoing war in Europe has dealt another blow to a global travel industry already crippled by the Covid pandemic. Many would-be travelers, myself included, […]

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Review: Mandel plays with time by disturbing ‘Sea of ​​Tranquility’ | book reviews

By Gail Pennington Special for the Post-Dispatch “I guess I’m not the first to ask you what it’s like to be the author of a pandemic novel during a pandemic,” a holographic interviewer asks novelist Olive Llewellyn in “Sea of Tranquility” by Emily St. John Mandel deliciously unsettling. ” Olive could be a sort of […]

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Hesson: Reviews of children’s books on April 2

Content of the article By Alan Lightman and Olga Pastuchiv, illustrated by Susanna Chapman (MIT Children’s Press) Ada loves stargazing and when she visits her grandparents’ home in Maine, she can’t wait to see the night sky. While waiting for darkness, she explores the wonders of the coast. Poobah explains the galaxies to her and […]

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Review: A road trip for the ages | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Beyond” by Brad Balukjian, University of Nebraska Press, 280 pages, $19.95. (pocket book) Reading “The Wax Pack” by first-time author Brad Balukjian would be a great way to start the spring by celebrating the start of a Major League Baseball season threatened […]

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“The Prince and the Pauper” – Hawk Eye

Mark Twain created many fantastic classics that are still read today. “The Prince and the Pauper” is one of them. It greatly displays the hidden truths of reality on both sides of the societal coin. First, the story begins with Tom Canty, a poor boy living in the dilapidated city. He meets Prince Edward and, […]

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‘Grisham, Dorsey’s top notch thrillers set in Florida

CF Foster “The Judge’s List” Author: John Grisham Double day, 368 pages, $29.95 “Confidential Mermaid” Author: Tim Dorsey William Morrow, 384 pages, $28.99 Florida has had its share of high-volume serial killers, both real and fictional. Why? It’s full of easy prey: Wealthy retirees awaiting a sunny end while living and playing in and around […]

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Review: Southern Soul Search | Book reviews and short stories

HERMAN CAIN Star Tribune “From the South to America” by Imani Perry; Eco, 432 pages, $28.99. “Every other region can stick their fingers in their ears, shake their heads and sing without a melody ‘Not in my garden’, but not the South”, observes ZZ Packer in his introduction to the 2008 edition of “New Stories […]

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The Secrets of Saint Madeleine by Tilly Bagshaw, Am I Lying to You? by Aliya Ali-Afzal, One by One by Helen Bridgett and Breakneck Point by T. Orr Munro

Janet Gordon, who lives in Takeley, reviews bestsellers and early fiction for the Bishop’s Stortford Independent… Secrets of Saint Magdalene by Tilly Bagshawe (HarperCollins £12.99) Pure escapism is definitely what’s been wanted for my column this week and one of my favorite authors is Tilly Bagshawe, who’s been writing bestselling sagas forever. Adored was a […]

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Reviews of The Bone Density Solution by Shelly Manning: Read This

Listen to this article The Bone Density Solution Book Reviews by Shelly Manning – The Bone Density Solution (Blue Heron Health News) is a revolutionary 14-step online program that teaches you how to overcome your osteoporosis issues. PDF Download! Official site: Click here The Bone Density Solution Book – Overview Product Name The Bone Density […]

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Parkinson’s Protocol Book Reviews: Read the Untold Facts!

Listen to this article Parkinson’s protocol book reviews [Updated] – Blue Heron Health News Jodi Knapp’s Parkinson’s Protocol is a fast, reliable program that aims to clear your Parkinson’s disease. Official site: Click here The Parkinson Protocol is a comprehensive program that aims to help patients regain control of their health, minimize symptoms and delay […]

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Review: A New Look at Watergate | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “Watergate: A New History” by Garrett M. Graff, Avid Reader Press, 793 pages, $35. Readers weary of the partisan vitriol that characterizes national politics will find Garrett Graff’s voluminous new book, “Watergate: A New History,” a roadmap of how our country got to such a deplorable state. Half a century ago, citizens were […]

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Review: Margolin’s Latest Crime Novel Takes Several Dark Turns | book reviews

By Harry Levins Special for post-shipment Defense attorney Robin Lockwood plays her fifth leading role for novelist (and defense attorney) Phillip Margolin in “The Darkest Place.” Margolin indeed entrusts Lockwood with a dark mission. Lockwood is representing Marjorie Loman, who faces serious charges. First, Loman hires as a surrogate, carrying a baby for a couple […]

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Publishers bemoan high cost of book reviews by Ministries of Education – The Whistler Nigeria

The Nigerian Publishers Association (NPA) on Tuesday denounced the high amounts that federal and state ministries charge publishers and authors to review their books before recommending them. Association President Dr Uchenna Anioke said in a statement made available to THE WHISTLER in Enugu. He said “the book review exercise is a way to assess the […]

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Review: Two new books detail the Pam Hupp murder saga | book reviews

St. Louis-area residents have been hearing Pamela Hupp’s name for more than a decade, ever since her friend Elizabeth “Betsy” Faria was stabbed to death at Faria’s home near Troy, Missouri, in 2011. The Faria case and the fatal 2016 shooting of Louis Gumpenberger at Hupp’s O’Fallon, Missouri home has garnered tons of local media […]

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Review: A Remarkable Memoir | Book reviews and short stories

TOM ZELMAN Tribune of the Stars “1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir” by Ai Weiwei, translated from Chinese by Allan H. Barr; Crown, 373 pages, $32. This memoir is a remarkable—and important—book. In lively, direct prose (with excellent assistance from translator Allan H. Barr) and frequent line drawings, Ai Weiwei, China’s foremost conceptual […]

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My Three Book Clubs: Unusual Scenery Distracts From February Snow | book reviews

Distinctive settings – a 12th-century abbey, a drought-hardened farming community in Australia and a village where men hunt sharks on the shores of Baja California – offered needed escapes for a cold, wintery February. ‘Matrix’ What I thought • “Matrix” ticked some boxes for me: historical fiction and a fearsome female protagonist. It is based […]

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Book Reviews: The Folk River: Stories from the Scottish Folk Scene | Auld Lang Syne: a song and its culture

Protesters at Holy Loch, 1962 with Josh Macrae, Morris Blythman, Nigel Denver and Jim McLean. The 2019 funerals of influential Glasgow singers and teachers Gordeanna McCulloch and Anne Neilson prompted singer and former folk club organizer Fraser Bruce to begin collecting, as a matter of urgency, the memories of those who took part in the […]

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Book Reviews: Ephemeral Pasts and Presents

Lucas Arruda. Books by David Zwirner If color field abstractions make you cringe, you can expect this book to be about your enamel, but be patient, for there is a surprisingly intimate depth to the gentle, meditative work of Lucas Arruda. The beige fabric-covered book has an impression of what appears to be a changing […]

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Review: A story of warmth but no light | Book reviews and short stories

CLAUDE PECK Star Tribune “A Past Life” by Edmund White; Bloomsbury, 288 pages, $26. He is handsome, rich, athletic, very intelligent (as he often reminds us), polyglot, sexually irresistible, gifted in music. Ruggero, the bisexual Sicilian harpsichordist at the center of “A Previous Life,” Edmund White’s latest novel, is also, well, boring. Scarcely more interesting […]

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Review: Pandemic Literature in Real Time | Book reviews and short stories

HAMILTON CAIN Star Tribune “Our Friends of the Country” by Gary Shteyngart; Random house, 336 pages, $28. Here it is: the cutting edge of the literature on the pandemic. Last year, in a superhuman feat, Scottish author Ali Smith delivered ‘Summer’, the brilliant final installment of his seasonal quartet, written in real time as COVID-19 […]

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5 book reviews you need to read this week ‹ Literary Hub

Our treasure chest of terrific reviews this week includes Julian Lucas on Yoko Tawada Scattered all over the earthNathaniel Rich on Jack E. Davis’ The bald eagleMolly Young on Quan Barry’s When I’m gone, look for me in the EastKristen Martin on Sarah Manguso very cold peopleand Laura Miller on Marlon James’ Moon Witch, Spider […]

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Review: ‘Otherlands’ a journey to the origins of the Earth | book reviews

OTHER COUNTRIES: Journeys in the lost ecosystems of the Earth. By Thomas Halliday. Random house. 416 pages. $28. If there is one uncertainty that has persisted since the dawn of time, it is the impermanence of our planet. Thomas Halliday ventures into the vastness of this predicament in his book “Otherlands: Journeys in Earth’s Extinct […]

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Review: A tenuous link to an excellent read | Book reviews and short stories

J. KEMPER CAMPBELL “Old Poets: Reminiscences and Opinions” by Donald Hall, Godine, 270 pages, $27.95. A book containing a dead poet’s descriptions of equally dead poets is not likely to fly off the shelves of Nebraska. However, the reviewer agrees to reward Nebraskans able to continue to the end of this review with an obscure, […]

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Book Reviews for Three Guides to the Stars and Constellations

Over the years many have asked me to recommend books to help them in their study of stars and constellations. In this column, I will provide reviews of three books that I have consulted during my formative years in the hobby. All three proved to be the most valuable to me for my then budding […]

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Review: Writing Elevates Known History | Book reviews and short stories

CLAUDE PECK Star Tribune “The Fortune Men” by Nadifa Mohamed, Alfred A. Knopf, 320 pages, $27. Mahmood Mattan was saved. Renewed, he emerges from the pages of “The Fortune Men” as a true literary hero-victim with all the complexity that such a status tends to require. It’s a miraculous feat by British-Somali writer Nadifa Mohamed, […]

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Review: Allende’s ‘Violeta’, an epic South American tale | book reviews

VIOLET. By Isabelle Allende. Random house. 336 pages. $28. Chilean writer Isabel Allende’s latest novel is “Violeta,” an epic tale that transports readers through a century of South American history, through economic collapse, dictatorship, and natural disasters like an earthquake. earth and a hurricane. From the aftermath of World War I to the present day, […]

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Review: Journeys with a Common End | Book reviews and short stories

Trisha Collopy Star Tribune “Our Stories Have Taken Us Here,” edited by Julie Vang, Tea Rozman and Tom Kaczynski, Green Card Voices, 201 pages, $24.99. The American Dream comes alive, with a twist, in “Our Stories Took Us Here,” which features 10 stories of young people crossing cultural barriers to make a new life in […]

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Review: Two intertwined stories | Book reviews and short stories

JENNY SHANK Tribune of stars “Tell Me How to Be” by Neel Patel, Flatiron Books, 304 pages, $26.99. “My mother always told me to be a good boy. I suspect she knew I wasn’t,” says Akash Amin at the start of Neel Patel’s novel “Tell Me How to Be.” This melancholic drama is structured as […]

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Book reviews by Bishop’s Stortford freelance critic Janet Gordon, including Welcome to the Woke Trials, The Jigsaw Man and The Interview

Janet Gordon, who lives in Takeley, reviews bestsellers and early fiction for India… Last Thursday (January 27) was the 77th Holocaust Memorial Day. I was watching the memories of a 90-year-old survivor whose memories are recorded by her journalist son, before her dementia really set in. I was in tears hearing how the Germans, before […]

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A captivating novel and the Italian stay of Kate Langbroek

Credit: Feminist accounts of myths and classics have grown in popularity in recent years (see Zadie Smith’s Wife of WillesdenJessie Burton AstonishedPat Barker’s The silence of the girlsby Madeline Miller Circe). JR Thorp’s first novel, secular, continues in this tradition, turning its gaze to the unnamed widow of Shakespeare’s king in the period following the […]

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Book Reviews: Stalin’s Library | Playing with Fire: The Story of Maria Yudina, Pianist in Stalin’s Russia

Journalists watch a statue of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin being lifted by a crane on Berlin’s Karl-Marx Allee on January 23, 2018 PIC: John MacDougall/AFP/via Getty Images Writer Geoffrey Roberts is best known for his work on Stalin and other warring Soviet leaders, but his new book, Stalin’s Libraryoffers a new look at the […]

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The Recorder – Book reviews: ‘Chrysalis’ and ‘Have you seen the ghost of Jean?’

Published: 02/02/2022 14:09:24 The two books I’m reviewing today don’t have much in common, but I always write about them together. Both are short and reflect the creativity of their authors and editors. “Chrysalis” is a charming but unconventional haiku book by Vincent Tripi, a Greenfield resident and poet who died in 2000. Inspired by […]

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Is ‘Fiona and Jane’ any good? | Book Reviews of ‘Fiona and Jane’ by Jean Chen Ho

The #ReadWithMC community unequivocally agrees that Jean Chen Ho can write beautifully. The only wish? Ho’s first book, Fiona and Joan, read more like a novel rather than a series of short stories. The book centers on the lives of two Taiwanese Americans, Fiona and Jane, over two decades bonded by their friendship that began […]

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Assessment: From the big screen to the book | Book reviews and short stories

J. KEMPER CAMPBELL “20th Century-Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Making of the Modern Motion Picture Studio,” by Scott Eyman, Running Press, 295 pages, $28. A reader raised in the middle of the 20th century will recognize the influence of films on the culture and social development of our country. People like this reviewer spent […]

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Review: ‘Olga Dies Dreaming’ is a unique and magnificent force | book reviews

OLGA DIES DREAMING. By Xochitl González. Flatiron books. 384 pages. $27.99. Xochitl Gonzalez’s “Olga Dies Dreaming” follows Olga and her brother, Prieto, two New York natives with Puerto Rican roots who have spent their lives desperately trying to figure out who they are and what they want. Olga and Prieto both enjoyed professional success. Olga […]

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Review: Isabel Allende’s ‘Violeta’ is an epic South American tale | book reviews

By Anita Snow Associated Press Chilean writer Isabel Allende’s latest novel is ‘Violeta,’ an epic tale that transports readers through a century of South American history, through economic collapse, dictatorship and natural disasters, including an earthquake. of land and a hurricane. From the aftermath of World War I to the present day, narrator Violeta del […]

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4 stories of wars that never were – Book reviews

Quite coincidentally, four books I’ve read in the past few weeks have featured wars that never were. I hadn’t planned it that way. 2 were review copies sent to me, each based on an interesting promise. The other 2 were books by authors I admire, so I bought copies of their latest work. So here […]

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Review: The Disease and the Gory Details | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases” by Lydia Kang MD and Nate Pedersen, Workman Publishing, 389 pages, $24.95. The current pandemic has made our great nation the homeland of hypochondriacs. Every sniffle or cough now forces us to reach for the nearest mask and hand sanitizer while viewing any […]

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Yanagihara’s New Novel Is Right Before “Paradise” | book reviews

By Helen T. Verongos Special for the Post-Dispatch When “A Little Life” arrives in 2015, the novel’s intimacy is so intense that it leaves its author – and its fictional characters – vulnerable to criticism, even derision. For some, the fate of Jude, the abused protagonist, was so dark it was unbearable. Similarly, the emotional […]

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Review: A Beauty of a Dog Story | Book reviews and short stories

LAURIE HERTZEL Star Tribune “The Speckled Beauty” by Rick Bragg; Alfred A. Knopf, 238 pages, $26. Those of us with city dogs (what Rick Bragg calls “fancy dogs”) might be dismayed to read about the life of Speck, the rambunctious, mostly untrained rescue dog on the loose. and still spoiled for a fight that Bragg […]

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Review: The Story Behind the Rosetta Stone | Book Reviews and News

CORY OLDWEILER Star Tribune “The Handwriting of the Gods” by Edward Dolnick; Scribner, 336 pages, $ 28. Ancient Egypt has persisted in the popular imagination for over 400 years, from Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra” to Lawrence Kasdan’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. And it’s easy to see why, starting with the almost unfathomable scale of […]

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Hesson: Reviews of children’s books | Sudbury Star

Content of the article beautifully me By Nabela Noor, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali Content of the article (Simon & Schuster books for young readers) Zubi is a bubbly young girl about to start her first day of school. She loves bracelets, brightly colored clothes and all the traditional dishes that her mother prepares. When […]

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Hesson: Reviews of children’s books | Cochrane Times

Content of the article beautifully me By Nabela Noor, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali Content of the article (Simon & Schuster books for young readers) Zubi is a bubbly young girl about to start her first day of school. She loves bracelets, brightly colored clothes and all the traditional dishes that her mother prepares. When […]

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Hesson: Reviews of children’s books | Calgary Herald

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this page. Content of the article beautifully me By Nabela Noor, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali Content of the article (Simon & Schuster books for young readers) Zubi is a bubbly young girl […]

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Hesson: Reviews of children’s books | Attorney Mitchell

Content of the article beautifully me By Nabela Noor, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali Content of the article (Simon & Schuster books for young readers) Zubi is a bubbly young girl about to start her first day of school. She loves bracelets, brightly colored clothes and all the traditional dishes that her mother prepares. When […]

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Review: Celebrating ‘The Sopranos’ | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of The Sopranos” by Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa with Phil Lerman, William Morrow, 509 pages, $30. “The Sopranos,” the groundbreaking television series that aired from 1999 to 2007 on HBO, was the first cable program to feature a deeply flawed, sociopathic main character who […]

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Briefly Noted Book Reviews | the new yorker

Colorization, by Wil Haygood (Knopf). This chronicle of a century of black cinema in a white-dominated industry begins in 1915, with a secret White House screening of “Birth of a Nation.” The film’s demonization of its black characters and the fact that those roles were played by white actors in blackface foreshadows the inequities that […]

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Review: History and Adventure Collide in New Novel ‘The Lincoln Highway’ | book reviews

THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY. By Amor Towles. Viking. 592 pages. $30. Home is different for 18-year-old Emmett Watson when he returns from a juvenile prison sentence for accidentally killing a bully during a fight. We are in the 1950s in Nebraska. Emmett’s father died and the family farm was seized. Emmett is now the guardian of […]

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Review: The story of a winner | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “Bill Snyder: My Football Life and the Rest of the Story” by Bill Snyder with C. Scott Fritchen, Triumph Books, 372 pages, $30. Bill Snyder received the Tom Osborne Legacy Award at the Outland Trophy Awards Dinner in 2021. The award is given to “one winner on and off the field” each year. […]

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Review: ‘Titan of Tehran’ Uniquely Blends History and Memories | book reviews

TITAN OF TEHRAN: From Jewish Ghetto to Corporate Colossus to Firing Squad—My Grandfather’s Life. By Shahrzad Elghanayan. Associated press books. 290 pages. $29.99. When most of us are interested in our family history, we visit Ancestry.com. Shahrzad Elghanayan is not most of us. She is the granddaughter of Habib Elghanian, arguably one of the most […]

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Strong and powerfully written works were plentiful

The pandemic may have hit most of the arts hard this year, but the books have come out relatively unscathed, aside from the difficulty of visiting authors in person. The following are six of The Dispatch’s favorite book review titles from a year brimming with serious competitors. Four of the books have close ties to […]

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Alta Journal’s Best Book Reviews of 2021

In 2021, Alta Journal become literary. Check out our editors’ favorite High Monday Book Reviews, which has taken a deep and careful look at some of the amazing California-related books that have come out in the past year. “PLEASURE LOVERS” Chez Myron Brinig The flutter of an eyelid is the lost classic of Los Angeles […]

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Christmas Book Reviews – Catholic Sentinel

One of the Catholic Sentinel’s favorite annual tasks is to review new books by local authors. Here are four for 2021. “A flame for the Lord: the life of Mother Kolumba Bialecka”By Dominican Sr. M. Felicity Wolf, self-published, 2021. Order: Dominican Sisters, 708-458-3040 or sistersop.com For readers looking for a faith story probably never heard […]

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SLJ Book Reviews Favorite quotes from editors of the best books of 2021

In the endless amount of words we have read this year, there are sometimes lines that stick out and linger, burrowing into our memories. Here are some of those unforgettable quotes from this year’s best books. We can’t believe that 2021 is almost behind us! As we look to 2022, the SLJ review editors have […]

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SLJ Book Reviews The Best 2021 Book Covers Editor’s Favorite

SLJ review editors share the covers of the top 2021 books that have most left an imprint on our eyes (and hearts). We can’t believe that 2021 is almost behind us! As we look to 2022, the SLJ review editors have compiled a series of “favorite” roundups. Here we share the Best books 2021 blankets […]

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SLJ Book Reviews Favorite Books by Publishers Read in 2021

SLJ review editors don’t just read children’s books. Here are a few titles that have captured our hearts this year, whether it’s a cool (or super scary) break from children’s books or a bedtime read for our little ones. We can’t believe that 2021 is almost behind us! As we look to 2022, the SLJ […]

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An Educational Reading About Arctic Exploration | Book reviews

Halfway through ‘Explorations in the Frigid North’, Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund wrote: ‘Science in the Arctic has been shaped not only by the training and skills of explorers, but also by interaction with peoples. aboriginal peoples, the financial context of the expeditions and the unpredictability of the environment. This is a good summary of her […]

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Review: A Journey Under Jerusalem | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “Beneath Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City” by Andrew Lawler, Doubleday, 426 pages, $32.50. Jerusalem is considered a holy city by Christians, Jews and Muslims. Millions of pilgrims visit the city every year to see the areas described in the Bible, Torah and Quran and celebrated on the holy […]

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Better than Siri: Real readers bring audiobooks to life | book reviews

But while it should be obvious that no one wants an audiobook to sound like your GPS, readers’ voices can still be divisive. Caroline Lee, who narrated most of Liane Moriarty’s novels, returns for bestseller “Apples Never Fall” (Macmillan Audio, 6 p.m., $31). Lee, who is Australian like the author, has received rave reviews from […]

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Anne Rice, author of gothic novels, dead at 80 | Book reviews and short stories

Author Anne Rice, known for writing gothic vampire novels, has shifted gears for her new book “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt.” (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) LENNY IGNELZI Anne Rice, the gothic novelist widely known for her bestselling novel ‘Interview with the Vampire’, died Saturday night at the age of 80. Rice died of a stroke, […]

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Assessment: When utopia merges with reality | Book Reviews and News

KATHERINE A. POWERS Star Tribune “Better Be Gone” by Akash Kapur, Scribner, 344 pages, $ 27. The most surprising aspect of Akash Kapur’s “Better to Have Gone: Love, Death, and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville” is the author’s sympathetic take on the rulers, beliefs and practices of ‘Auroville, a planned city founded in 1968 […]

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Charleston Reading Circle Shares Book Reviews | Entertainment

CHARLESTON – The Charleston Reading Circle met on December 3 via Zoom. The program consisted of two book reviews. Maria Fichter-Wandling reviewed “The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America” ​​by Carol Anderson. Anderson asserts that the Second Amendment to the Constitution allows for a “well-regulated militia” and that “the right of the […]

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BOOK REVIEWS: FABULOUS READINGS INTERESTING IN THE CULTURE OF TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS

Applications, social media, computer coding. As new ideas quickly become reality, the tech industry is making leaps and bounds. Check out these fabulous reads embracing the innovative culture of startups. How To Hack A Sorrow by Kristin Rockaway It’s been four years since Mel Strickland graduated from college and started working in the IT help […]

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Book reviews: The Killing Hills and The Shadows of Men

The story escalates as the novel progresses, involving rival families going back generations, big corporations trying to exploit the area’s natural resources, the FBI stumbling and gaining everyone’s support, and two Chicago hitmen dispatched by a drug-dealing crime boss. to sweep away a situation that is spiraling out of control. Subscribe to The Big Problem […]

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Review: ‘Participation’ a story of sex, of family | Book Reviews and News

TOM ANDES Star Tribune “The Turnout” by Megan Abbott, GP Putnam’s Sons, 352 pages, $ 27. Dara, the heroine of Megan Abbott’s new thriller “The Turnout”, has spent her life in her mother’s shadow. Along with her sister Marie and her husband Charlie – who was once their mother’s star pupil – Dara runs Durant […]

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Honest Memoirs of Retired Officer Recount Family Poverty and Crime | Book reviews

“If you can’t stop crying, you can’t come here anymore” By Betty Frizzell Published by Feral House, 186 pages, $ 17.95 (commercial paperback) By Harry Levins Post-Dispatch Special Betty Frizzell has had successful careers as a law enforcement officer and educator. Now she’s busy writing with “If you can’t stop crying, you can’t come here […]

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Tumnus Library: The Book Reviews of NarniaFans: Once Upon a Wardrobe

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Tumnus Library, where we review all the books written by, about, and inspired by CS Lewis, The Land of Narnia, and The Inklings. For today’s exam, we’ll be looking at Patti Callahan’s It was a wardrobe! TITLE: Once upon a time there was a wardrobe. AUTHOR: Patti Callahan. PUBLISHER: Harper […]

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Isolated on an island, Picoult’s heroine looks back on her life | Book reviews

Nights turn into weeks turn into months. With no way to leave, Diana finds a home in this tranquil paradise with Abuela, her grandson Gabriel, and her great-granddaughter Beatriz, who overcome their initial resentment to warm her in very different ways. For the teenager Beatriz, it is about finding a surrogate mother to unburden herself […]

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Review: Margaret Renkl Produces a Collection of Poignant Essays on the Contemporary South | book reviews

GRACELAND, AT LAST: Notes on Hope and Sorrow in the American South. By Margaret Renkl. Editions Asclepiade. 291 pages. $26. I don’t remember how I found Margaret Renkl’s column in the New York Times, but I clearly remember thinking — wow, that’s a concert! Being the Times’ editor of “the flora, fauna, politics and culture […]

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Book reviews: The Fell and The Selfless Act of Breathing

Subscribe to The Big Problem From just £3 per week Grab a print or digital subscription to The Big Issue and provide an essential lifeline to our work. With every subscription we reinvest every penny to support the network of sellers across the UK. A subscription also means you’ll never miss weekly editions of an […]

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A remarkable memory of artist, Chinese activist | Book reviews

“1000 years of joys and sorrows” A memoir by Ai Weiwei, translated from Chinese by Allan H. Barr Published by Crown, 373 pages, $ 32 A visitor to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum cranes his neck to see the “Bombs” by Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei on November 17, 2019. By Tom […]

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Lima Public Library Book Reviews

FICTION Night neon light by Joyce Carol Oates Literary icon Joyce Carol Oates offers a whole new collection of haunting and sometimes darkly humorous suspense and suspense stories. These are stories of psyches pushed to their limits by the expectations of everyday life, of a woman who gets lost on her way back to her […]

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Assessment: Fresh air for freedom | Book Reviews and News

Nelson’s application of these restrictions on her seemingly unlimited subject seems sensible because – rather than offering a polemic or manifesto on personal or political freedom – she addresses “the ways in which freedom appears to be linked to the so-called unfreedom, producing mottled experiences of compulsion, discipline, possibility and surrender. “ In each of […]

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Review: Liane Moriarty hits an ace with ‘Apples Never Fall’ | book reviews

APPLES NEVER FALL. By Liane Moriarty. Henry Holt and company. 480 pages. $28.99. Who knew there were so many tennis metaphors for life? Australian novelist Liane Moriarty shares them all and probably creates a few in “Apples Never Fall”. Meet the Delaneys, who are sure to be a top ensemble in years to come: there’s […]

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Shteyngart’s uplifting novel muddies elite mores during shutdown | Book reviews

Here is: the cutting edge of pandemic literature. Last year, in a superhuman feat, Scottish author Ali Smith delivered ‘Summer’, the brilliant final installment of his seasonal quartet, written in real time as COVID-19 raged around the world. This spring Rachel Cusk posted “Second Place”, about overworked artists quarantined on the English coast. And now […]

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The Book for the 3rd Walking Tour of the Near South Neighborhood is Complete | Book Reviews and News

The Walking Tour books, sponsored by the Near South Neighborhood Association and authored by recently retired Lincoln Historic Preservation Planner Dr Ed Zimmer, include an in-depth historical and architectural walking tour of the Near South Neighborhood. COURTESY PHOTO SUBMITTED BY CARMEN MAURER for the Quartier Extra The third and final volume of the “New and […]

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Tokenism in the attribution of book reviews: a valid idea or no more wokeism?

Greg Markley By GREG MARKLEY In a recent New York Times magazine article, opinion writer Jay Caspian Kang wrote a commentary titled “The Reductive Practice of Assigning Book Reviews by Identity.” He argued that “it might be healthy for progressives to stop, turn away from the work of making the world a fairer place, and […]

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‘It’s surreal’: Five-second book reviews go viral on TikTok | Books

Ffifteen seconds are enough. Point your phone’s camera at a bookshelf and hold your favorite book, or three. Add a trending soundtrack, a caption, some hashtags – #BookTok #FYP. Add a pandemic to the mix and you have the formula: You can make a book review go viral. Stuck inside during the Covid lockdown in […]